Saturday, May 28, 2011

We are shaping it that is!

Good Morning Friends!

We Calendar Girls were given another challenge this month....Barb our lovely hostess challanged us to shape up for the summer.

Here was our challenge....

The month of May can bring many things—Mother’s Day, Graduation, Prom, Memorial Day—all are wonderful events. However, May does bring one thing to mind—Skin. You know—like short sleeved tops, capris, shorts, flip flops/sandals, sundresses—all things that bring a frightful thought to our mind as our body is not in shape to show skin. So, let’s Shape Up. No—not running, biking, weights, but cards that have a different shape. So, your May card is to be a Shutter Card, Side Step Card, Gate Fold, Easel Card, Joy Fold, Criss Cross, etc. Any shape works—but to be true to the challenges we have had in the past—try a new shape that you have not used recently or really take a leap and try a design that you have never done before! The theme of the card can be for any event that happens before posting our next Challenge by the Charming Carol on June 28th—a birthday, wedding, shower, etc.

So, are you ready to take the challenge? Are you ready to Shape Up? Are you ready to show some skin--just kidding................

I hope you like this challenge and that you do trying a new shape in your card making or dust off a technique that you have not done in a long time. And, most of all--- Have Fun!!!


I have never made a different shaped card that I cut and scored I made an Easel Card. (its one of the easy ones) My card is square, the next set I make will be the standard A2 sized.

Hope you like it:

Image-MFT Summer Beach Bum
Ink-Momento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink
DP-My Minds Eye Lime Twist
Embellishments-Self adhesive pearls


  1. That's so cute! Love the picture, love the way the card sits - so cute for display.

    You've got lots of talent, Michelle :)

  2. the card! It's is stinkin' cute!! Love the image, the whole layout and the pearls ☺

    Great job all around!!!

  3. This is just Terry said "stinkin' cute" to be exact...makes me smile from ear to ear...I love it and she looks like she is having so much fun. You did an amazing job on this card Michelle...way to go!!! You rocked this my friend....♥♥♥

  4. Hello Michelle, this is a darling card. It looks so real !

  5. Great Easel Card Michelle--I really like the image and the colors Thanks for making a cute card for the challenge!

  6. awwwwww what a darling card this is!!!
    Soo totally sweet and so well colored too!
    I LOVE square easel cards Michelle and this one is absolutly adorable...what a cute image and the 'brushed' sand is a very clever added touch!

  7. Awwwwwwwww how very cute! She reminds me so much of my girls when they were teeny tiny and playing at the beach :) Beautiful easle fold, a great choice to showcase this lil cutie! x0x0

  8. Tritto on the stinkin' cute part! I just love the little shells with the pearls - like mini pink oysters! Great idea. You did a perfect job on the challenge.

  9. Great PI to use on this easel card! I love it all!!

    So glad we get to craft together on all of these fun challenges!!

  10. Great Easel card, love the colours, the pearls are just very clever. It is such a fun card, I love it!!

  11. Michelle, your card is precious!!! I love the Pure Innocence images and this card is sure makes that cutie shine! You rocked the easel card; the first one I made was quite a flop. LOL! Love it!!!

  12. This is so cute. Perfect skin showing summer card. LOL! Your coloring is fabulous. Love the clouds behind the scene and the sand/beach is great. And the little pearls on the shells...what a perfect touch!

  13. I love all of your cards they have so much color! Great job.